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78018 Receives Nomination For A Award

Posted by Paul Bailey on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, In : 78018 
In February three member of the DRPS attended the Heritage Railway Association Annual General Meeting and Awards Dinner. We where shortlisted for the John Coiley Award For Locomotive Restoration, and received a certificate.





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78018 Debuts at Great Central Railway Gala

Posted by Paul Bailey on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, In : 78018 
We are proud to announce that 78018 has ran its first passenger trains on the Great Central Railway. This year marks 50 years since 78018 was withdrawn from BR service.

Below is a collection of images from the gala.



The Chairman Barrie Lamb seen with Brian enjoying a footplate ride.





Richard cracking open the champagne to celebrate,


Left to right: Andy from the Loughbrough Standard Locomotive group, Barrie Lamb (DRPS Chairman since day one), Mark, Jess, Richard, Lee, Paul, Brian and George. George...

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Famous film star steam locomotive steams again

Posted by Paul Bailey on Thursday, August 18, 2016, In : 78018 

The locomotive which was the subject of the famous railway documentary film 
Snowdrift at Bleath Gill 
is now back in steam after a 35 year comprehensive restoration, with only the finishing touches and adjustments left to be completed.


78018 stuck in the snow at Bleath Gill



The two photos above show 78018 as we recieved it and 78018 in traffic in BR days.

The work undertaken has taken 35 years of tireless and careful work by members of the Darlington Railway Preservation Society, and more recentl...

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Work on 78018 and a general round up

Posted by Paul Bailey on Sunday, February 9, 2014, In : 78018 
Firstly sorry for the recent lack of news, and here is what we are up to:

Yesterday we had a work party in on Saturday to start work on 78018,s tender.


Firstly we laid rails behind the tenders location, using a concrete sleeper, and individual block sleeps.


Then Mark drilled a set of holes in the rails to fit tie bars to using our petrol driven rail drill.


Once these holes were drilled the tie bars are fitted.


The Tender was then carefully rolled on to the new section of track, with the help of th...

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Snowdrift at Bleath Gill

Posted by Paul Bailey on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, In : 78018 
Well as we await more news of 78018 here is the film which made her famous.


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